Warner Bros. is putting together an impressive cast of female star power for their Ocean’s 11 reboot. Last week, Cate Blanchett joined the cast, as did Sandra Bullock, presumably as the two leads a la Pitt and Clooney, respectively. Now, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter have hopped on board. This should be interesting.
This new Ocean’s 11 isn’t entirely a reboot, but a continuation of the Clooney-led, Steven Soderbergh- directed trilogy. According to Comingsoon.net, “this new film will be a continuation of the George Clooney-led films, with Bullock playing Danny Ocean’s ex-con sister. With help from her right-hand woman (Blanchett, playing the equivalent of Brad Pitt’s Rusty), she’ll form a team of thieves to steal a necklace from the Met Ball in order to frame a villainous gallery owner.”
And, since the working title is Ocean’s Ocho it looks like there will be eight thieves this go round.
At one point Jennifer Lawrence was considered for a role (as Damon’s surrogate perhaps?), but her busy schedule forced her away from the project. Soderbergh and Clooney will produce, with Olivia Milch (Little Women) writing the screenplay. No director has been attached, but I wonder if someone like, say, Sarah Polley would have any interest.
Ocean’s Ocho will begin filming this fall.